1969 Ford Bronco VIN Decoder

1969 Ford Bronco VIN Decoder

Last Updated February 23, 2024 | Kevin Brent

Looking for components to restore your vintage '69 Bronco can present a challenge. Understanding the original parts that came with your '69 Bronco model is essential for preserving its functionality and maintaining its authenticity. Fortunately, you can acquire this valuable information by decoding your Bronco's VIN and data plate.

Deciphering the data plate lets you identify important details such as the series, body style, transmission, axle ratio, and color of your '69 Bronco. Additionally, the vehicle's VIN will provide you with the engine code. You can use this data to refurbish your Bronco to its original condition while also identifying any aftermarket components.

1969 Bronco VIN Number Location

The easiest place to find your 1969 Bronco's VIN number is on the frame rail. It's located beneath the engine, before the firewall. Depending on your engine configuration, reading the VIN from inside the engine bay may be difficult. If this is the case, turn the wheel as far to the right as possible and use a camera to take a picture behind the wheel well, above the frame rail. You might have better access to the VIN stamp from behind the wheel.

1969 Bronco VIN Plate Location

The full VIN plate, which includes codes containing your '69 Bronco's production information, is inside the face of the glove compartment door. The top line of the data plate displays the following code categories: color, type, body, transmission, axle, and DSO.

1969 Bronco Paint Codes
Raven Black A
Royal Maroon B
Sky View Blue E
Chrome Yellow G
Cordova H
Empire Yellow K
Wimbledon White M
Norway N
Boxwood Green P
Candyapple Red T
Lunar Green U
Reef Aqua Y
New Lime 2
Pebble Beige 6
Harbor Blue 7

1969 Bronco Trim Packages

1969-1972 Bronco Trim Packages
Dual Windshield Wipers S
Windshield Washers S
LH Outside Mirror S
Argent-Painted Grille with Bright Aluminum Trim Surround and FORD Letters S
Chrome Headlight Rings S
Chrome Windshield and Window Trim S
Chrome Taillight Bezels S
Chrome Tailgate Release Handle S
Front & Rear Chrome Bumpers S
Front Chrome Bumper Guards (w/ Chrome Bumpers Only) S
“Sport Bronco” Emblem S
Bright Metal Wheel Covers (15-Inch Wheels Only) S
Parchment Vinyl Simulated-Carpet Front Floor Mat with Bright Metal Retainers S
Vinyl-Covered Door Trim Panels with Bright Metal Moldings S
Satin-Finish Instrument Panel Molding S
Cigar-Cigarette Lighter S
Satin-Finish Horn Ring S
Fresh Air Heater & Defroster S
“Bright” refers to chrome finish. “LH” refers to lefthand and “RH” refers to righthand.

Related: Learn more about what came standard with your 1969 Bronco's trim package.

1969 Bronco Build Month
D82000 - D95999 August 1968
D96000 - E09999 September 1968
E10000 - E23999 October 1968
E24000 - E37999 November 1968
E38000 - E51999 December 1968
E52000 - E65999 January 1969
E66000 - E79999 February 1969
E80000 - E93999 March 1969
E94000 - F07999 April 1969
F08000 - F21999 May 1969
F22000 - F35999 June 1969
F36000 - F49999 July 1969
F50000 - F63999 August 1969

1969 Bronco District (DSO) Codes
District CodeDescription
11 Boston
13 New York
15 Newark
16 Philadelphia
17 Washington
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
27 Cincinnati
28 Louisville
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
34 Indianapolis
35 Lansing
37 Buffalo
38 Pittsburgh
41 Chicago
43 Milwaukee
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
61 Dallas
62 Houston
63 Memphis
64 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
75 Phoenix
81 Ford of Canada
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
89 Transportation Services
90 Export
B1 Ford of Canada - Central
B2 Ford of Canada - Eastern
B3 Ford of Canada - Atlantic
B4 Ford of Canada - Midwestern
B6 Ford of Canada - Western
B7 Ford of Canada - Pacific
I1-I7 Export

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1969 Bronco Rear Gear Ratios
Axle CodeGear RatioCapacity
3 4.11 2780 lb.
4 4.57 2780 lb.
5 4.11 3300 lb.
6 4.57 3300 lb.
8 3.50 3300 lb.
18 3.50 2780 lb.
19 3.50 3300 lb.
A3 4.11 LS 2780 lb.
A4 4.57 LS 2780 lb.
A5 4.11 LS 3300 lb.
A6 4.57 LS 3300 lb.
B8 3.50 LS 2780 lb.
B9 3.50 LS 3300 lb.

1969 Bronco Transmission Codes
C 3 Speed Direct

1969 Bronco Assembly Plants
L Michigan Truck

1969 Bronco Series Codes
U14 Pickup (Includes Sports Pickup)
U15 Wagon (Includes Sports Wagon)

1969 Bronco Engine Codes
Engine CodeEngine TypeDisplacementBoreStrokeCompression RatioHorsepower
F Inline-6 170 CID 3.5" 2.94" 9.1:1 89 hp @ 3,800 RPM
G V-8 302 CID 4.00" 3.00" 9.5:1 150 hp @ 4,400 RPM

Use Our 1969 Bronco VIN Decoder to Jumpstart Your Restoration

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If you want to see what came stock on other first-gen Broncos, check out the VIN and data plate information for these Bronco years: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977.

Sources: 1969 Ford Buyer's Digest, Ford Heritage

Image Credit: Ford Heritage

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